I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Need is not quite belief.
In a dream you are never eighty.
Even without wars, life is dangerous.
The joy that isn’t shared dies young.
God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that’s saying a lot.
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
Death’s in the good-bye.
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Live or die, but don’t poison everything.
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.